Because of a strained left calf, Rodgers did not participate in Wednesday’s practice and was limited on Thursday, when he took between 50 percent and 60 percent of the 11-on-11 reps. As much as seeing how he practiced on Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy and the training staff wanted to know how he felt on Friday. That news was encouraging.
“Aaron Rodgers came through the practice with everything OK. Feels good today,” McCarthy said. “Obviously, we’re not practicing today, but he’s progressing forward and I feel he will be available for the game.”
The big unknown is the severity of the injury. McCarthy wouldn’t bite when asked if Rodgers would play if this were just a run-of-the-mill, early-season game.
“I don’t think anything really comes of it,” McCarthy said of answering a hypothetical question. “We’d go through the same process. If the medical staff felt that he was able to go, he would go. It’s no different than on the sideline in the Detroit Lion game. When I left the locker room, I didn’t think he was playing. But when he came back out on the field, the medical staff felt confident that he would go.”
For the Cowboys, three starters – linebacker Anthony Hitchens, linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Jeremy Mincey – are questionable. A fourth, right tackle Doug Free, is doubtful with an ankle injury. He did not practice this week.
Green Bay Packers
|Brandon Bostick||TE||Illness||DNP||Full||(Not listed)||(Not listed)|
|Sean Richardson||S||Knee||(Not listed)||Limited||Limited||Questionable|
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